David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.15.09
During its annual convention in April, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) president William P. Rimel III had presented six Printing Ink Pioneer Awards, the maximum number of such awards, which recognize long-term members of the ink industry “who have faithfully served their companies and the association for many years.”
Then, with a smile, Mr. Rimel paused, and added that there was “one more Pioneer Award” to be handed out. As he read the vast qualifications of the honoree, it became clear to all that the recipient was James E. Coleman, NAPIM’s executive director since 1997.
Mr. Coleman was noticeably caught off guard, especially as his office handles all the awards. “This comes very much as a surprise,” he said that night.
However, considering Mr. Coleman’s extensive leadership credentials in the ink industry and as NAPIM’s leader since 1997, and the family feel that he and his wife Sue have maintained wi
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